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The young keeping the faith

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020

(From left) Reverend Helen Ferguson, Grace Molloy, Bishop Donald Kirk, and Rebecca and Lillian Singleton at St James Church where the three teenagers were confirmed. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt (From left) Reverend Helen Ferguson, Grace Molloy, Bishop Donald Kirk, and Rebecca and Lillian Singleton at St James Church where the three teenagers were confirmed. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

By Myles Burt

Three young ladies have been confirmed in a ceremony conducted in the Anglican Church by the Bishop of Riverina.

At St James Church in Wilson Street on Sunday, Grace Molloy, Rebecca Singleton and Lillian Singleton were confirmed by The Right Reverend Donald Kirk.

Bishop Kirk said a confirmation was when a person confirms the promises made by their Godparents at their baptism.

Even though only 35 people were able to witness it due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, it was a lovely ceremony, he said.

“All the people who needed to be there in terms of family and friends were able to be there, which was really good,” Bishop Kirk said.

“We had a capacity crowd, in that sense, and a very happy celebration.”

He said the confirmation ceremony was special because it showed that local youth were looking to become more involved in the church. 

Bishop Kirk said he always enjoyed coming to Broken Hill which was the most remote of the 23 parishes that comprise the Anglican Dioceses of Riverina.

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